Academy, Colo. Springs celebrate Independence Day
By Don Branum, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
/ Published July 07, 2011
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --
The Air Force Academy partnered with the city of Colorado Springs to hold a birthday party for the nation July 4.
More than 20,000 people attended the Fourth of July celebration, which featured a nearly 30-minute fireworks show as well as performances by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Air Force Academy Band.
Other attractions at the event included a car show, static displays of military hardware, a rock climbing wall and inflatable attractions.
For more photos of the event, view the Fourth of July Slideshow